Newsletter 'January" 2020



  Woodstock, Ontario



Message from Our President Judy Hollinger


Well we made it to 2020! I never thought I would see the day but here it is! Did you make some resolutions? I am always making goals for myself so January isn’t any different than any other month for me but I do like to start the year off with the decorations down and clean sheets on the bed! Funny how exciting it is to get those Christmas decorations up but just as exciting to get them back down! Happy New Year and may you and yours have a blessed year ahead!

Please note that my email address has changed. 

Going forward, please contact me at


January Meeting



 Thank you to Mary Mackesy for providing music during the social time     


                    Mary Sellars, treasurer, reported that we have a healthy bank balance and that there are only about 10 outstanding memberships to be paid







Membership / Events Committee



There will be a special luncheon on February 12 after our regular meeting. It will be catered by South Gate Rural Routes and will cost $12. Tickets will be available at the January meeting and may be paid for by cheque or cash (exact change only, please).

“A Request from our Web Page Editor - Chris Hannon”. 

I have a great deal of pictures on the website some going back many years. For the next two months I would like to suggest that the general members check them out and copy the ones they like for themselves so I can cut the files down. I do not plan on removing them completely but changing them to a collage instead.

I would also suggest anyone who has Facebook to please place our site on their page even only for one day. This is great advertisement. I have had good luck and many questions this way. Not just for Woodstock but worldwide. Once on the site just click the FB icon to post it.

We have a page for short stories, poems, sayings and jokes, may I please ASK members to participate. Just send your goodies to Chris at Remember this is not my website it is OUR website.

Thank you all.

Upcoming Special Event



There will be a special luncheon on February 12 after our regular meeting.

Newly added, weekly STASTISTICS for our website.




Upcoming Getting to Know You

February... Jane Fletcher

March... Gisela Charette

April...…. Sharron Poole

May..... Earla Cockburn 


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Committee Contacts

Donna Wallace

Dale DeHeer

Sharon Bale


A reminder to all members: South Gate Centre is a scent-free facility.

Greeters, Speakers, GKY- 50/50 draw


Speaker for January: Kerry Kijewski on her life as a blind person

Greeters for January: Karen Seguin and Diana Gorbouldr 

50/50 winners   

none this meeting

  Getting to Know You  January

Mary Donlevy

General Meeting:    

   Wednesday, January 15, 10 AM, South Gate Centre – reminder: we return to our regular format of starting the meeting at 10 and breaking for coffee before the speaker.



Laughter is the Best Medicine